Friends, I am so excited to share this with you and invite you to celebrate my birthday with me this weekend! Last August my dear friend Melanie hosted a big birthday buddy read, and that was such a fun experience for me so it’s been on my mind subconsciously for awhile but I honestly wasn’t planning on doing anything unless the right idea came along. And goodness, did it!
I was chatting with the wonderful Bex and for some reason I told her that I share my birthday with one of my favorite authors Edgar Allan Poe. (Hopefully I don’t end up dying destitute in a gutter.) We then got to talking about how much we adore Poe and how I haven’t cracked open my Complete Works for at least a decade… And then I got an idea about how I wanted to share my birthday with my bookish family: the #poeathon!
What is the #poeathon?
The #poeathon is a group buddy read that runs from January 19 (Kal & Poe’s birthday) to January 21! I’ve put together recommended reading for each of the three days that is made up of some of my favorite stories and poems, and I would be so honored to read along with you!
✨ Want to join along but don’t own any Poe? Have no fear! The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe is available on Kindle for free!
The reading schedule
You are welcome to read as much or as little as you want for the #poeathon, but in terms of discussion I’ve come up with the schedule below. I’ve linked to where you can read the short story or poem online, but you can get the Complete Works on Kindle for free if you prefer!
I might read more from my Complete Works so if you read more please feel free to share your thoughts with me!